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Vibe (12/99, p.158) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century63.01899

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Living Blues (3-4/96, p.87) - "...Memphis Archives offers 18 stellar examples of [classic blues] from giants such as Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith as well as obscure performers like Mary Staffor and Clementine Smith..."0.8798804

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Mojo (Publisher) (7/00, p.121) - "...Places [her] in the boudoir blues tradition of other salty mamas such as Bessie Smith, Etta James and Koko Taylor....Dana deserves nothing less."0.8325214

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The Wire (p.54) - "[T]he songs are by women whose recording career consisted of only a few 78s....Carter, in particular, has a characterful voice and a stately delivery reminiscent of Bessie Smith....Their legacy, though scant, is well worth hearing."0.7284563

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.113) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[S]he sang truculent blues, indebted to Bessie Smith, Big Maybelle, Ma Rainey but made unmistakably her own due to an inimitable bark and bawl."0.7284563

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Q (p.105) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Her sultry voice is both smoky and sweet, sliding effortlessly between being a modern Bessie Smith and an urban Gillian Welch."Dirty Linen (p.51) - "She writes with a refreshing clarity....This is a true synergy of country combined with the blues."0.6243911

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Entertainment Weekly (6/4/93, p.55) - "...McCorkle has such complete (and justified) faith in her material, she can move with aplomb from a slowly rockin' 1920s Bessie Smith number, to a reflective, contemporary Rupert Holmes song, and on to sweet/sad Brazilian jazz..." - Rating: B0.6243911

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JazzTimes (3/96, p.85) - "New Orleans-born vocalist Linda Hopkins belts soulfully in the big voice tradition of Helen Humes, Bessie Smith and Ida Cox....Hopkins delivers with uncanny power and a touch of sass....A first rate example of classic jazz-blues."0.6243911

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Down Beat (8/92, p.52) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "...Bessie Smith sang with authority equal to mentor Ma Rainey's, but with more flexibility and variety of storytelling techniques, greater tonal range, and finer articulation...The empress did no wrong..."0.6243911

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Dirty Linen (p.90) - "Muldaur's voice has gained in expressiveness what it may have lost in range, and she has revived a fine selection of timeless songs for this project..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.108) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[She] swoops and growls through a set of songs associated with Memphis Minnie, Bessie Smith and other blues heroines....[The] period styles are recreated with scrupulous care..."0.5203259

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CMJ (7/24/00, p.31) - "...[Her] voice and style jump with the blues of Bessie Smith, the verve of Etta James and the upbeat soul of Gladys Knight..."Down Beat (11/00, p.68) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Her perfectly acceptable singing is framed with dressed-up blues and blues-related music by producer Scott Bellington and a team of musicians..."0.5203259

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Rolling Stone (8/5/99, p.67) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...one of several albums from which Evora...has acquired her glittering international reputation..."Entertainment Weekly (3/12/99, p.70) - "...a package of mellifluous Portuguese songs representing the romance of her native Sao Vicente. Evora's gift for conveying vulnerablity across language and culture is astonishing. Like Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday, she evokes thoughts of hearts won and lost." - Rating A-Dirty Linen (8-9/99, p.68) - "...glitters with gorgeous and evocative songs of longing and regret....places [Evora's] rich pipes over more traditional acoustic instrumentation..."0.4162607

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Magnet (p.118) - "[I]ts finished sound is alternately white-hot and down-home....Among Ulmer's original material are burning interpretations of songs by Junior Kimbrough, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf and Bessie Smith."Vibe (p.134) - "[W]ith Ulmer's murky drawl and plangent electric guitar, it achieves a humid immediacy."Dirty Linen (p.70) - "[With] muscular, unrelenting electric blues and biting, incisive lyrics."Living Blues (p.40) - "Ulmer's voice is as raw and uncompromising as it's ever been, and Vernon Reid's guitar leads explode with anguished fury."No Depression (p.101) - "Ulmer's own 'Katrina' demonstrates how a blues can be constructed without recourse to resolution. In this, the music perfectly matches his howl of outrage..."0.3642281

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Rolling Stone (11/11/71, p.54) - "...with CAHOOTS, I have no compunction in saying that the Band is one of the few functioning units in rock worthy of the name auteurs..."Rolling Stone (8/31/00, pp.69-73) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...The added demo of 'Don't Do it' - a funky butt-kicking of Marvin Gaye's 'Baby Don't You Do It' - beats nearly everything on the original LP..."Entertainment Weekly (9/1/00, p.81) - "...These remasterings sound incredibly rich, and each has alternate takes....this is reissuing done right." - Rating: B-Q (10/00, p.139) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Anything containing 'Life Is A Carnival', mind, can't be all bad....Remastered, properly annotated, plus bonus tracks....there's been no better time to get re-acquainted with this quintessential American music..."No Depression (9-10/00, pp.102-3) - "...Benefits from the remastering job....as it is sweetened with an unreleased version of 'Endless Highway'....gratifying..."Mojo (Publisher) (10/00, p.126) - "...Improves on the original digital transfers, clarifying significant details without homogenizing the overall sound. The addition of bonus tracks, of varying interest, will please some..."0.2422787

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